Ednesha Saulsbury is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown, Manhattan who specializes in multicultural therapy, racial and cultural identity, couples therapy, psychodynamic therapy, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, family issues, and relationships. As a therapist of color, she particularly enjoys working with people of color. Her practice is also affirming of LGBTQ+ clients, individuals with marginalized identities, and individuals who live alternative lifestyles, including those who are polyamorous or are ethically non-monogamous.
Many of Ednesha’s clients deal with racism often and need a safe space to be able to talk about it. She sees a lot of clients with social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, and/or major depressive disorder. She has extensive experience working with individuals in their late 20s and 30s who have anxiety about their future and what that will look like.
Ednesha’s treatment approach is grounded in Psychodynamic Therapy, but she also incorporates Multicultural Therapy, Supportive Therapy, and Family Systems when appropriate. She believes that people need to be heard and need a place where they can feel comfortable sharing their most vulnerable thoughts. She’ll meet the client where they are before digging deep to look at the cause of their anxiety and/or depression. She’ll use elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when she believes it will beneficial to a client. For clients with depression, Ednesha helps them explore their thought process and helps them limit the negative self-talk and rumination.
When working with couples, Ednesha primarily uses the Gottman Method to help couples communicate and relate to each other in more emotionally responsive ways. This allows couples to experience a stronger union. She also works with women to navigate time management challenges when it comes to taking care of the kids.
Ednesha believes everyone deserves to feel empowered to take control of their life and make their voice heard. She is committed to working with individuals who have felt marginalized. Her educational background includes a BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Sociology and Media Studies, an MSW from New York University, and a one-year Certificate in Modern Psychoanalysis from the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. She looks forward to meeting you at her office conveniently located near the 33rd Street subway station.
Women's issues - Counseling for challenges women face including infertility, career management, women's health, parenting, and postpartum depression
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Ednesha Saulsbury is not in-network with any insurances.
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BeWell Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist and BeHER Teen Supervisor
Fedcap Behavioral Health Services, Psychotherapist
New Design Middle School, Social Work Intern
Gottman Institute, Certificate in 10 Core Principles for Effective Couples Therapy
Harvard Medical School, Certificate In Treating Couples
New York University School of Social Work, SIFI Certified Supervision in Field Instruction
Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, One-Year Certificate in Psychoanalysis
New York University, Master of Social Work
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, BA in Sociology and Media Studies